Cape Verde, Trop. Africa, Arabian Pen., Pakistan to Sri Lanka (as per WCSP)



Submission of Phyllanthus rotundifolius : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Plant name: Phyllanthus rotundifolius Klein ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 584. 1805. 
Family:  Phyllanthaceae
Woody herbs; stems prostrate or slightly ascending, 5-15 cm long; branches hispid, leaf like. Foliage-leaves alternate; orbicular, 0.8-1cm across, glaucous beneath, asperulous on veins, thick, coriaceous; stipules 1mm, lanceolate. Male and female flowers occurring together in same axils or in different axils. Male flowers 3-4mm across. Perianth lobes 6, greenish with narrow scarious margin, obtuse. Stamens 3, connate into a tube; anthers orbicular. Female flowers green, 3mm across, perianth accrescent, fruiting pedicel thickened; disc annular, or entire. Capsule globose, and the seeds darker brown in colour.
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in rock crevices in forest under growth. Photographed at Velugonda.

Thanks, …, for a new addition to efi.

Typical Phyllanthus rotundifolius.

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